Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Week 2

English – Friday 3rd April 2020

Well done for making it to Friday!

First of all, spelling test time. Take your time to have a practice (like we would at school) and then ask a parent or guardian to test you. You could then work together to check through them. 

Let’s finish the week with a fun set of instructions. Use your plan from yesterday to write your instructions for the activity of your choice. To help you with the layout of your instructions, look at the teacher examples from yesterday's activity. It would be lovely to share your set of instructions for others to follow over the Easter holidays, if you would like us to share your instructions please send them to Miss Thomas and Mrs Karban, let us know if you would be happy for them to be shared on Twitter.


Can you include a range of time conjunctions such as first, then or next. As well, try using a range of imperative verbs for example stir, push and get.

Maths - Friday 3rd April 2020

How did you get on with yesterday's lesson? Today you continue to develop your understanding of fractions by looking at equivalent fractions - that is fractions that are equal to each other. In the video it asks you to draw some bar models - remember that the different bars need to be equal lengths and your fractions need to be in equal parts. If this is too difficult to do at home you could use this interactive fraction wall:

The lesson today is Week 2. Lesson 5. Step 1 - Equivalent fractions.

Today's Puzzle - Friday 3rd April 2020 - How many? As usual interpret in as many ways as you can. Can you find different ways of counting?

Easter Holiday Challenge!

For those of you who would like a challenge over the holiday, try this: (a domino game) (an infuriating geometry game)

English – Thursday 2nd April 2020

Mrs Karban has been working hard to create her own set of instructions for 2 different activities. See them below.

Today we would like you to plan your own set of instructions. You can pick any activity, from brushing your teeth to baking a cake. It could be instructions for a game you’ve played or a picture you’ve drawn. Be as creative as you like, there are no limits. I have attached a boxed up plan for you to use as a guide for your ideas. By the end of today try and be clear on the ‘what you need’ and ‘what you do’ sections and tomorrow's activity will be to write your instructions using your plan. It doesn’t have to be a new acitivity, it can be something you’ve already done. If you need any help please use the examples as a guide.

Maths - Thursday 2nd April 2020

A challenging lesson today, I think, which looks in more detail at problem solving when finding fractions of a set of objects. You will need to use a variety of skills and knowledge you have learnt before, on measurement, money and even perimeter of shapes.  The video shows you how to do the division calculations using place value grids and counters but you could use the written method of division that you learnt earlier in the year (some of you called it the 'bus stop' method).  Have a go and do what you can. If, after trying hard and using your growth mindset, you are still confused do not worry. Just think that this is something that you haven't got yet... 

Week 2. Lesson 4. Step 9.

Today's Puzzle - Thursday 2nd April 2020 - Which one doesn't belong? Can you explain what they all have in common? Can you find a reason that would explain why each one does not belong?

English – Wednesday 1st April 2020

Today we are going to be focusing on using inverted commas for direct speech. Before you look at the activity watch the following video and see what you can remember about inverted commas.

Now I would like you to create a range of different sentences for each set of direct speech the character is saying on the worksheet. The first one has been done for you. To help you, keep running through the song in your head when putting the inverted commas into place. Remember the words being said by the person go on the inside of the “ ”.

Maths - Wednesday 1st April 2020 (No fooling!)

Today is the second lesson on finding fractions of a set of objects. Yesterday you found unit fractions of a set today you will find non-unit fractions of sets of objects. Remember that a unit fraction is where the numerator (the top number) is 1 and non-unit fractions are where the numerator is more than 1. 

Work through Week 2. Lesson 3. Step 8.


Those of you who have not let us know how you are getting on with this work, don't forget you can e.mail us,  we love hearing from you. Pictures are very welcome too of whatever you have been doing. Thank you to all those who have e.mailed- keep them coming!

Today's Puzzle - Wednesday 1st April 2020 - What is the same and what is different?

English - Tuesday 31st March 2020

Today's activity is a reading comprehension all about Easter. Some of the information in the text will link to our RE topic from this half term so you might find you already know a few answers. Start off by reading through the text which is on 2 pages, then go on to answer the different questions. Remember you can find the answers in the text.

Parents, the answers are at the end of the file for children to mark their work when finished. 

Maths - Tuesday 31st March 2020

Today is the first of three lessons on finding fractions of a set of objects. Remember how I told you the line in a fraction means divide? In these next lessons you will find out more about this. There are lots of points in the video where you should stop it and do the activities that it tells you to do. It starts with a mental maths recap of work you have already done, so no cheating and listening to the answers first!. smiley

Note to parents/carers, the video talks a lot about breaking the problems into a bar model. This is a key visual tool that the children need to get used to using. It will prove a very valuable tool as they move through school in being able to access challenging questions. I would recommend therefore, at this stage, that the children use the bar models even if they are able to do the calculations from their knowledge of times tables and division facts. 

Today's lesson is Week 2, lesson 2, step 7.

Today's Puzzle - Tuesday 31st March 2020 - How many? Interpret as broadly as you can. How did you count? Can you find more than one way to count the amounts?

English - Monday 30th March 2020

To start the week off we would like you to think of a book that you love (it doesn’t have to be a school book). You’re task is to complete a book review summarising the story and giving your opinion on whether you would recommend it or not. I have attached below a template of a book review that you can choose to use or you could use it as a basis to create your own.

I would like you to think about:

  • Your favourite character.
  • Genre of the book.
  • Fiction or Non fiction?
  • Summary of the story.
  • Would you recommend the book? Why?

Maths – Monday 30th March 2020

I hope you have all had a good weekend and are ready for another week of home learning.

Today’s maths lesson starts off with a mental maths starter that recaps on learning you have done before. Make sure you stop the video when the teacher on the video tells you to as she goes on to tell you the answers (and that would be cheating!).


The main part of the lesson today is understanding how fractions can be represented on a number line.  It is quite a long video and you may want to keep pausing it while you discuss each part of it with an adult. 

When you do the activities in your book draw the number lines 10cm long. I think this will help you to divide the line into equal parts. Alternatively, if you have a printer you could print this sheet.


Again, if you find it challenging do not get downhearted. Remember, we learn and grow our brains when we work hard and are challenged to think and puzzle things out.

Complete Week 2 Lesson 1 Step 6

Today’s Puzzle - Monday 30th March 2020

Which one doesn’t belong?  Can you think of a reason why each may not belong? Can you think of reasons why they are all the same?

30.03.20 - Spellzoo Spellings:

  • anticlockwise
  • trouble
  • disappear
  • incorrect
  • misunderstand
  • impossible
  • supermarket
  • autograph
  • information
  • education

30.03.20 - Snip Spellings:

  • almost
  • asked
  • began
  • does
  • found
  • I'm
  • know
  • stopped
  • walk
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